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CNBC
May 14, 2013 7:00pm EDT
irs scandal, which has the administration in full-scale damage control mode. and just over an hour ago, the highly anticipated inspector general's report on this was released. cnbc's eamon javers joins us with details. good evening. >> good evening, this is the report you're talking about. it's a report from the inspector general, who deals with the irs. let's walk through a couple key findings here that have been absorbing washington over the past couple days. now is our first chance to actually dive in and read the report. here's what they said they found. they found that the irs has used inappropriate criteria that identified tea party and other groups applying for tax exempt status. the irs also caused delays in processing certain applications, and it issued unnecessary information requests to groups for information such as who their donors are and other identifying information about how they operated. so take a look at some of the criteria here that the tigta report says the irs was using in krut scrutinizing some of these entities, looking for the name tea party or patriots o
MSNBC
May 14, 2013 1:00am PDT
. we'll have more to come this hour and the other story, the irs story that the president also reacted to very strongly and with very sharp language. all ahead this hour. but this is one of those news days when the news was breaking like waves in the ocean. just one thing after the other. the largest late breaking wave of news today was about the associated press. it is a story that both broken by the "associated press," and it is a story about them, as well. in what seems to be an unprecedented action, the department of justice has written to the "associated press" informing them that the justice department has been spying on their reporters. in a big widespread open-ended way in the "a.p." got no notice about until receiving the letter. specifically the justice department says it secretly obtained two months worth of phone records for more than 20 "a.p." phone lines. includes the main a.p. numbers in washington, d.c. and hartford, connecticut, as well as the a.p. officer for reporters who cover the house of representatives. and it covers the work phone numbers and the personal phone num
MSNBC
May 14, 2013 2:00pm PDT
on every front. the three problems he faces now, benghazi, the irs and the fbi are less likely to be two problems by this time next week than there are to be four and counting. why? as i said, it's not just that he's under attack. it's that he's vulnerable. that is obvious to everyone this side of the white house gates. joining me right now is nbc news chief white house correspondent chuck todd and ron, editorial director at "the national journal," also a former national bureau chief for the much selected "associated press." let's begin with the scandal de jure. the administration has been desieged with the department of justice's controversial and sweeping use of subpoenas to secretly collect phone records from more than 100 journalists at the "associated press." those records included two months' worth of outgoing calls for work and personal phone numbers from more than 20 separate phone lines in new york, washington, and hartford. what was d.o.g. looking for? the "ap" was informed their phone records had been seized by the u.s. attorney, ronald machin. leading an investigation tie
CNN
May 14, 2013 2:00pm PDT
odds on breast cancer. >>> already taking heat for the benghazi response and the the irs targeting of conservatives the obama administration today faced growing outrage for collecting the phone records of a.p. journalists. then the attorney general eric holder dropped a bombshell saying the subpoenas were in response to an extraordinary leak that posed the great threat. he said to the american people. let's go straight to our crime and justice correspondent joe johns for the latest. >> reporter: wolf, the justice department's sweeping subpoena of media telephone records was just highly unusual especially in a town like washington d.c. where you know the exchange of sensitive information is purely part of the fabric. but the attorney general made the case today that the leak of sensitive information that started this investigation was extraordinary in and of itself. the top law enforcement officer in the country says a leak of sensitive information was so serious that the justice department was justified in issuing a sweeping subpoena for telephone records from reporters and an editor
MSNBC
May 14, 2013 4:00pm PDT
screening by the irs officials was initiated within the irs and not because of any outside influence from the administration. but the key elements are there. the focus on groups called tea party and patriot. education of the public to make america a better place to live. that's in quote. issues such as taxes, government spending, and even criticism of how the government is being run. so now we have it. the president has it. the waiting game is over. it's time for action. and we're all looking right now at the white house to see what that action will be. chuck todd is chief white house correspondent and political director for nbc news. sam stein covers the white house for the huffington post. let's focus on the hard news right now. but i also want to focus on the reaction we expect from the president. to me, this is the big news here. all of these officials, i'm reading from the ig report, stated that the criteria were not influenced by any individual or organization outside the irs. instead, the determination developed and implemented an inappropriate criteria. chuck, it was inside.
FOX Business
May 14, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. i'm gerri willis. tonight on "the willis report," the long arm of the irs stretching further and further tonight, why they are looking for more information from not just political groups, but you. also, if stocks are not your thing, how to put your money into alternative investments. and jolie took a drastic step to prevent breast cancer. we'll ask the doctor if the extreme move is the way to go. we're on the case tonight on "the willis report." ♪ >> the top story tonight, the ever-increasing scandal is targeting conservative groups is getting bigger. new details, and now eric holder ordered a criminal investigation. the inspector general's report the early details of which touched off the scandal obtained by fox business in the hot hands right now. president obama's spokesman said he was confident knowing the white house was involved and scoffed at any comparisons to watergate, with us now, the center of law and justice defending people against the irs, and americans for tax reform did extensive research on the the tactics of the irs, and jennifer from americans for prosperity
FOX News
May 14, 2013 1:00pm PDT
benghazi, then abc news revealed the revised talking points. then he irs admitted 'controversitive groups targeted. and then the just department admitted the ap reporters targeted. john mccain calling for a special committee to look into benghazi on this show. others demanding reporters. reporters up in arms and a who is press secretary up against the wall. it's not how many of these scandals keep popping up but how fast they keep popping up. so here's what could be another summer bummer for an embattled white house all over again. what are we to make of this? >> well, neil, all coming together all at once for an administration that, you're right, has had a bit of a ride for a while that the press was seen as being fairly lenient with it, we'll say. but now it is clearly engaged across the board on a number of fronts, and the irs scandal is coming to a head. you can see democrats and republicans coming out with statements left and right that disthis will really be something that both sides of capitol hill will look at intensely, with hearing after hearing you have the ap situation,
Current
May 14, 2013 3:00pm PDT
>> michael: coming up tonight, confused republicans say if the irs had anything to do with benghazi, then by god they'll get to the bottom of it, even if they have to retap the phones of every reporter in washington. i'm michael michael shure you're in "the war room." the white house is now in a full defensive crouch battling scandals on all sides. there is the irs controversy the ongoing benghazi investigation and the department of justice tapping the associate press' phones. jay carney deserves a stiff drink after a day like day. the department of justice reportedly tapped the phones of six reporters who contributed to a story about the planned terror plot. the problem was they published the article before the administration got to make a public announcement about the incident, and the white house had asked them to wait. the ap claims the administration said there was no national security risk in publishing it so they ran it. still john brennan now director of the c.i.a. called the ap report an unauthorized and dangerous disclosure of classified information. today jay carney denie
MSNBC
May 13, 2013 10:00pm PDT
this. >> the president could face grilling over the irs scandal. >> irs employees singled out conservative political groups. >> the administration is under fire. >> prior to the 2012 election. >> is it all partisan politics? >> i have no patience with it. >> we had these before. where were the republicans in 2004 sfl. >> george bush had naacp audited. >> there's no targeting. >> irs commissioner was a bush appointee. >> there's absolutely no targeting. >> this is not a new program. >> this is the back and forth that happens when people apply for 501 c designation. >> take it away or make it full disclosure. >> what needs to happen next. >> the issue of talking points. >> passionate on the game with benghazi. >> the process has been a side show. >> never seen quite that look. >> the president's anger and frustration. >> this was a terrorist attack. >> focusing more on the talking points than substantive issues. >> no acts of terror will shake the resolve of this nation. >> active terror is different than a terrorist attack. >> the nation praise for those injured in this unbelie
FOX News
May 13, 2013 1:00pm PDT
, sorry as well, neither was your explanation today. >> don't want the irs ever being perceived to be bias and anything less than neutral. this is something that people are properly concerned about. >> neil: that is an understatement, and get ready, this is about to get worse, and apparently the message from conservatives is this: not being straight about what happened in benghazi is one thing. going straight to the irs to target groups you don't like, that is quite another thing. and that is the charge, and that is the fear. so much we don't know. this much we do. if richard nixon once famously said he gave his enemies a sword, this president might have just given them a chain saw. >> neil: welcome. i'm neil cavuto. now it's tea partiers who want to dunk the president, because they are still not have the agency going after him and whether he or anyone in his administration told the irs to do it, my next guess has had it, predicted it, dealt with it, and now wants to speak out more about it. mark on the phone with us now. mark, what did you make of the president's attempted explana
CNN
May 13, 2013 8:00am PDT
administration all over that irs extra scrutiny of conservative groups. a report by the inspector general indicates that agents with the irs began targeting conservative groups who were applying for tax exempt status, going back as early as march of 2010. cnn obtained a copy of the report which is due to be released this week. house republicans are urging president barack obama to condemn the irs for targeting groups t. groups apparently either had the words tea party in their name patriot on their applications. >> this is truly outrageous. it contributes to the profound distrust that the american people have in government. it is absolutely chilling that the irs was singling out conservative groups for extra review. >> president obama mentioned this controversy right before the start of his meeting with the visiting british prime minister. as we mentioned, david cameron sitting down with him. here's what he had to say just a few moments ago. >> as mepgsd, the president and prime minister cameron are expected to speak live with reporters and take questions. all of it to get under w
FOX Business
May 13, 2013 8:00pm EDT
today. $3.95 a trade. neil: forget benghazi nothing scares americans more than the irs, that other threat from over there, and what officials here knew, and when they whether or not you it is one thing. unleashing the force to unwitting public is there are thing, i am neil cavuto, apology not accepted, many conservative groups still mad, demanding committee hearings and more, a scandal that seems almost nixonian. the irs admitting it targeted right wing groups for amounted to nothing less than harassment. this is not the case of a few irs agents "going rogue," this is the case of irs getting orders to go after republican or republican-leaning groups, but the question is, who gave those orders, and how high up did they go. for now obama administration says they are inappropriate. you know thing are bad when mainstream media is not buying it, that tells me between benghazi and this, the white house has the makings of a mess. self-motivated, and now self-detonated, we look at far reaching implication of this. of what it says about whether irs can be trusted. to whether the add mone ad
FOX News
May 10, 2013 1:00pm PDT
information to folks, and including the speaker of the house. >> concerning the irs, is the president concerned about the allegations and will he make sure that those involved are held accountable. >> allegations oses what? >> the irs story. >> i health spoken to the president about that but you can be sure that if there was inappropriate conduct here that he would want it thoroughly investigated and we would not tolerate that. >> when did the white house become aware that the irs was looking into the tax. exempt applications. >> i don't have an answer to that specifically. i know when the -- they gap investigating it, it's been investigating for however long the irs said but i don't have a specific answer to that. what i can tell you is what we learned today, two things, one, the irs has clearly taken action to correct this. clearly stated from the leadership of the irs, that this is unappropriate and unacceptable behavior, and we concur with that and expect a thorough investigation, and for all the necessary corrections to be made. >> conservative groups are complain about
MSNBC
May 13, 2013 2:00pm PDT
stories tonight. the irs and benghazi. the president called one outrageous, the other a sideshow. let's start with the outrageous. taxes, if you're honest and pay them, the best feeling you get after april 15th, is, well, that's over with. you try to believe the system is basically fair, that those progressive rates really mean something, that those irs people who go over your returns really are looking to keep people honest and they're fair about it. how else can you deal with this? this is if you don't have some basic faith in the system, you can't even do your return. so this, my progressive independent reasonably conservative friends, is how we live in this country. how we try to be good citizens. and we are the ones, we are the ones most furious about this irs story that's just come out. do those people know what they've done to undermine the basic civic faith we've all got about not being chumps, being honest at tax time? to they know what they've done to the faith of this republic and what it can do to keep us who we are? there are the right wing people out there. they lov
NBC
May 13, 2013 5:30pm PDT
anger from the president as two scandals grow, one involving the irs. and in the other, he hits back at his critics over benghazi. >>> disaster zone. a slow-moving emergency taking shape in northern california as a neighborhood is sinking into the earth, while half a nation away an unbelievable sight in minnesota -- a wave of ice comes crashing on shore. >>> at what cost? the american quest to stay in fashion and what people should now know about where it is made. why some big companies are acting the way they are after a tragedy that claimed more than a thousand lives. >>> and the royal touch. prince harry, the combat veteran, mixing it up with american combat veterans over their shared bond. american combat veterans over their shared bond. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. in plain english the irs isn't popular to begin with. they go after our money and collect our taxes. when it looks like they are going after certain people, when the irs is used as a political tool because of the politics of groups or individuals, that isn't f
MSNBC
May 13, 2013 11:00pm PDT
progressive rates really mean something, that those irs people who go over your returns really are looking to keep people honest and they're fair about it. how else can you deal with this? this is if you don't have some basic faith in the system, you can't even do your return. so this, my progressive independent reasonably conservative friends, is how we live in this country. how we try to be good citizens. and we are the ones, we are the ones most furious about this irs story that's just come out. do those people know what they've done to undermine the basic civic faith we've all got about not being chumps, being honest at tax time? do they know what they've done to the faith of this republic and what it can do to keep us who we are? there are the right-wing people out there. they love this story. this baby. they always expect the worst. they get up in the morning figuring, well, they're about to be picked up by the fema workers and taken to concentration camps, or the black helicopters of new world order, they're coming to take their guns. yes, this expect-the-worst crowd just go
NBC
May 10, 2013 5:30pm PDT
night when four americans were murdered overseas? >>> targeted by the irs. a stunning admission and an apology tonight. why the government is saying sorry to the tea party and admitting mistakes were made. >> reporter: found alive. after an incredible 17 days trapped beneath rubble, tonight how a young woman survived an awful building collapse that has now claimed over a thousand lives. >>> and the rising. a spectacular crowning achievement high above new york city. now once again an incomparable view from the top. now once again an incomparable view from the top. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it is now clear that a lot of things influence what the obama administration said about the attack on september 11 of this past year on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the attack raged for hours. in the end there were four dead. quotes gathered from government e-mails after the event now show some people seem to be as concerned over how to describe it as they were over what had happened. our ambassador and three others had been m
MSNBC
May 14, 2013 8:00am PDT
volley. first benghazi. then the irs. now the associated mess. the justice department being blasted after using a secret subpoena to obtain months of phone records from the associated press without the a.p.'s knowledge. >> obviously, we're distressed that the justice department felt the need to seize our records and not tell us about it. >> so the very head of the a.p. firing off a letter to attorney general eric holder, saying there's no possible justification for what the a.p. is calling a serious interference. >> accident waiting to become a nuclear event. >> so the new specter of big brother looming at the irs is being condemned by the left and by the right. a house committee planning a friday hearing to dig deeper into the tax agency's tea party probe. and in the senate mitch mcconnell said this in just the last hour. >> this morning i'm calling on the president to make available completely and without restriction everyone, everyone who can answer the questions we have as to what's been going on at the irs. who knew about it, and how high it went. >> so the white house besieged
FOX News
May 13, 2013 9:00pm PDT
is pretty straight forward. if in fact irs personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on, and were intentionally targeting conservative groups then that is outrageous. there no place for it. and... you know, they have to be held fully accountable. >> now, the president claims he only found out about this last week, members of his own add plin straigs were alert that had conservative groups were being targeted nearly two years ago. according to the "wall street journal" a report from treasury department will reveal a top irs lawyer was informed about this practice in june, 20116789 however, almost a year later her boss, the commissioner of the irs appeared before lawmakers in congress denying this is taking place. watch this. >> can you give us assurances the irs is not targeting particular groups based on political leanings? >> first let me start by saying yes, i can give awe sureances. we pride ourselves on being a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization, and so, there is absolutely no targeting that the kind kind of back and forth happen when people apply for
FOX News
May 13, 2013 6:00pm PDT
think it was on friday. this is pretty straightforward. if, in fact, irs personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous and there is no place for it. you know, they have to be held fully accountable. >> now while the president claims he only found out about this late last week, members of his own administration were reportedly alerted from conservative groups were being targeted nearly two years ago. according to the wall street journal, an upcoming report from the treasurely department's inspector general will reveal a top irs lawyer was informed about this practice in june of 2011. however, almost a year later after she was briefing her boss, the commissioner of the irs appeared before lawmakers in congress and denied this was taking place. watch this. >> kwan give us assurances that the irs is not targeting tick groups baseed on political leanings? >> first, yes, i can give you assurances. we pride ourselves on being a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization. so there's absolutely
MSNBC
May 14, 2013 10:00am PDT
. scandal, the irs targeting of conservative groups and benghazi. republicans see a trifecta. >> over the past few days, we've heard many in the media talk about how this has been a rough week for the administration. that's true, it's been a worse week for the first amendment. >> last night, president obama shared his frustration with wealthy donors in manhattan. >> i sure want to do some governing. want to get some stuff done. i don't have a lot of time, i've got three and a half years left and it goes by like that. >>> at the shore, prince harry and chris christie. meet new jersey residents hit hard by superstorm sandy. plus, why did angelina jolie undergo a double mastectomy? a top breast cancer doctor joins us to talk about genetic testing. >>> and ouch -- last season's rookie of the year, the nationals' bryce harper becomes the talk of the senate after a frightening face-first collision with a fence. >> he's chasing a ball at full speed and runs into the wall full speed. i talked to his mom and dad to find out how he's doing. but he crashed into that wall he has 11 stitches in hi
FOX News
May 14, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. political prosecution from the irs and spying on the press by the department of justice. as an often sympathetic press corps in a lather not seen since george bush sat in the white house. wendall goler begins our coverage. >> pressed over missteps by the justice department and irs and lingering questions over the benghazi tragedy, spokesman jay carney denied the white house was under siege? >> absolutely not. we are focused the things that we can do to help the middle-class. the things we can do to help the economy forward. >> reporter: there were questions in which he largely declined to answer questions about the justice department collecting the phone records of a.p. reporters? >> in this situation where the department appears to be conducting a criminal investigation, it would be wholly inappropriate for me to have answers to the questions. >> reporter: they were trying to find out who leaked information about a failed al-qaeda plot. the president just found out about it last week. >> what about calling up eric holder and what happened? >> a great deal prevents the president from
MSNBC
May 13, 2013 3:00am PDT
goes off. it's the a.p. reporting that they had targeted on friday, of course, that the irs had targeted these conservative groups. a lot of stuff going on with this white house. >> there's big unanswered questions in both cases. if you look -- if you take a breath and say what is speculation and what is fact in both of those stories, there are still a lot of unanswered questions and republicans as a political and substantive matter, i think, are going to have to do a better job than they have in the past if they are going to serve the public interest and help to get to the unanswer the questions as opposed the breathless hysteria to things that aren't real. >> to get to the truth because a lot of things are real here. let's get to the facts. >> the irs we start with which is under fire accused of targeting conservative nonprofit groups for additional scrutiny for years. the independent agency already has apologized but there are a lot of questions yet to be answered this morning. low level employees at the cincinnati field office started looking into groups with patriot and tea
MSNBC
May 13, 2013 10:00am PDT
for a body in motion. >>> if you've got the irs operating in anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way, then that is outrageous, it is contrary ri to our traditions and people have to be held accountable and it's got to be fixed. >> president insisted those responsible will be held accountable as you heard. senate democrats including majority leader reid are now joining republicans in expressing outrage and the retiring chairman of the senate finance committee says his committee will investigate this quote outrageous abuse of power. >>> on syria, the president and prime minister have condemned the violence. >> we'll continue work to establish the facts around the use of chemical weapons in syria. >> syria's history is being written in the blood of her people and it is happening on our watch. there is no more urgent international task than this. >> we'll talk about the tonal differences between cameron and obama. >>> and the whole issue of this, of talking points frankly throughout this process, has been a side show. suddenly three days ago, this gets spun up as if there
FOX Business
May 13, 2013 10:00pm EDT
maintaining an enemy's list ofts own. the irs admitting that conservative nonprofit groups like the tea party, were targeted. but a leaked inspector general rert shows that list could be rger than first represented, includes groups ttat criticized how the government was being run, groups that sought to education americans on the couldt talk and the -- on the couldn't sawingconstitution andf right, president obama claimed he had no idea. >> i first learned about it from the same news reports that i think most people learned, i think friday. and this is pretty straightforward. if in fact, irs personnel engaged in thh kind of practices that have been reported on, and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that is orageous. lou: one of the targets individuals, jenny beth martin, cofounder of tea party patriots will be our guest here. associated press reporting that the obama justice deputy secretly obtained into months of phone records belonging to associated press reporters and editors, associated press ceo gary pruitt demands those records be returned and any copies de
CNN
May 13, 2013 1:00pm PDT
latest. >>> in other national news, well, it's not paranoia if the irs is really out to get you. the agency apparently singled out conservative groups, enemies of the president, but the president says he first learn birthday it friday when the story broke. and those taxmen seen headed under the bus. >>>nd the money lead. the cozy relationship between banks and the credit agencies that rate them. a key factor of the financial meltdown in 2008, experts say. senator al franken says it's still going on and he's our guest. welcome to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. the verdict is in. dr. kermit gosnell is guilty of three counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of babies born alive in his abortion clinic in philadelphia. also he was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the death of a woman who came to him as an abortion, 21 counts of aborting 24 weeks or older and 211 counts of violation of informed consent. whenever we discuss this case, we have to warn viewers that the details are brewsome. gosnell ran a cruel abortion clinic until the feds raided it in 2010 on violations
FOX Business
May 12, 2013 8:00am EDT
>> we'll see you tomorrow. >> the tax man in trouble. growing calls to investigate the irs after the agency, which is supposed to remain neutral, admits to targeting conservative groups right before the 2012 election. organization using the names patriots or tea party in their application for tax exempt stus were flagged for further review. the irs now apologizing, but the bigger issue developing. this is the same agency set to enforce the new health care law. someone here says watch out. folks opposing obamacare could be the next target. hi, evyone. i'm brenda buttner. this is "bulls and bears." here they are. gary, tobin, jonas, john, and david. nice to have you. welcome to everybody. toby, you said based on history, anyone who goes against the health care law should be ready for an audit? >> yeah. the history started with kennedy. get back to his enemies. there was audits. nix is famous for this. it's been a historic per view of the president to go after his or her enees with audits. by the way, that iss about the biggest way y can get to somebody's face and this type of attac
MSNBC
May 13, 2013 12:00pm PDT
>> if in fact the irs personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on, and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous. and there is no place for it. i've got no patience with it. i will that tolerate it and we'll make sure that we find out exactly what happened on this. with respect to benghazi, the whole issue of talking points frankly throughout this process has been a side show. there are still diplomats around the world who are in very dangerous difficult situations. and we don't have time to be playing these political game in washington. we should be focused on what are we doing to protect them? >> more and more and more congressional hearings are on the horizon it's a details of white house talking points emerge and cries of potential cover-ups grow. with the irs, there is no direct link between white house and the scandal. but critics find it hard to believe that low level irs employees devised and carried out the policy all on their own. instead they say the government abused the irs authority to punish rivals. here's wh
MSNBC
May 13, 2013 8:00am PDT
growing scandal, i think a very big one over the irs and its targeting of tea party groups, targeting that may have dated back to 2011. >> do these people not remember the nixon administration? >> it's unspeakable and the president of the united states, the head of the administration, the head of this government needs to come out today and condemn this. >> joining me this hour a number of people. nbc news white house correspondent peter alexander, white house reporter for politico and richard wolf, executive editor of msnb contract.com. we're going to get to everything. i think the irs is the big story. peter, i'm dismayed by the white house continuing to say a few bad apples out there in cincinnati when we're learning that it was washington, the irs itself, that ordered this review of these right-wing organizations. my question is can they isolate this to a few civil servants in cincinnati? or is this an irs-wide issue o an administration-wise issue? >> it appears the president's position is they want this inspector general's report, the watch dog group, to complete its report due ou
FOX News
May 14, 2013 10:00am PDT
expect him to take questions on those stories including number one, that the irs has now admitted that it inappropriately targeted groups with conservative, political leanings. we are now hearing that the acting irs commissioner actually knew about this for a year. soon he will have to answer on to a growing list of congressional committees that are investigating the matter. how did the acting head know about it for a year and president obama tells us yesterday he learned about all of this from a news report on friday? like the rest of us? how can that be? this comes less than 24 hours that from reports that the doj grabbed months of phone records from the associated press is what is being called an unprecedented intrusion into the freedom of the press. eric holder department's taking records from multiple ap offices. we believe they were subpoenaed and obtained but without any noticed to the ap. getting records from nearly 2 dozen phone lines and countless journalists their home phones, their cellphones, the records of everyone they called because eric holder or his deputies want
CSPAN
May 10, 2013 6:00am EDT
] >> treasury secretary jack lew and acting irs commissioner steven miller testified wednesday before a senate be appropriations subcommittee on their department's 2014 budget request and the effect of automatic spending cuts on their employees and operations. this hearing is an hour, 40 minutes. [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon, everybody. the subcommittee on financial services and general government will come to order. today the hearing will be about the department of treasury's request for their fiscal '14 appropriations, and we will also hear, take testimony from acting director mr. miller from the internal revenue service, and we will also be listening to the ig for the department of treasury to give us ideas and recommendations on how we can improve the functioning of government, avoid any boondoggles particularly in the area of technology and also we're taking hearing particularly on irs, we're not only going to talk about what are the best ways to collect the money, but also make sure we have a seasons of frugality on how we spend the money. so we'll look forward to that. i
FOX News
May 12, 2013 7:00am PDT
2013 they asked about rumors of bias against conservative groups three times and the irs replied with denials of any knowledge of that kind of policy five times. >> peter with the very latest in washington. we'll be talking about this quite a bit. thank you. eric. >> also dominating this weekend's headlines, the mounting questions for the white house as the country now learns the administration's official story on the terror attack that killed those four americans in benghazi. turned out it was heavily revised. twelve different changes made to the talking points delivered by united states ambassador susan rice when she explained on five sunday affairs programs that the attack was a spontaneous demonstration prompted by that youtube video. this as new e-mails revealed the white house was involved in some of those revisions leading to charges that the white house tried to mislead the country. it denies doing that intentionally and denies any political motivation. for someone at the highest levels of white house debates in previous white house we turn to him, i don't know bolton, fo
Current
May 13, 2013 5:00pm PDT
benghazi all the time. the irs may have give them a new controversy that is actually pretty controversial. now the g.o.p. congress has two causes to champion, two chances to demand high ranking democraticdemocratic scalps. while they may not have the impeachment they want, they will can use anger not ideas to get out the conservative vote in in 2016. the ambassador who co-chaired the report on the benghazi attack, then we'll talk about the political absurdities with our panel of non-experts. benghazi and the irs. they may or may not be real scandals, but they're real stories and money will be raised off of them for many months to come. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> good evening i'm john fugelsang. this is "viewpoint." thank you so much for joining us tonight. just when you might have thought the benghazi issue was sputtering out it looks like benghazi may be with us for many mores to come. four americans including ambassador chris stevens died when the american facility in benghazi was attacked on 9/11/2012. they found serious makes had been found in securi
CNBC
May 13, 2013 3:00pm EDT
, president obama, today you saw that news conference live on cnbc calling the irs targeting of conservative groups outrageous. he says he has no patience for what happened. but the story has not gone away. it has sparked outrage from both sides of the aisle. you'll hear the outrage coming zblup we'll hear from john mccain of arizona ands al franken of minnesota. their reaction to the actions out of the irs. also talk to them about new bank regulations they are setting. >>> the other story we're following, the bloomberg breach. we continue to sort out who snooped on whom through their highly coveted and very expen expensive information terminals and what information may have come out that should not have. we have much more on that very important story just ahead as well. >> absolutely. >>> in the meantime let's take a look at where we stand as we approach this final stretch. we've been in the red all day as you can see here. actually we're at the best levels of the afternoon here hua decline in the session of 22 points on the dow jones industrial average. 15,096. pulling back fr
FOX Business
May 13, 2013 9:20am EDT
what's going on. the irs conducted sweeping checks of conservatives and they did it during the presidential election. and a date a breach, some would say an ethics breach at bloomberg. that's the only company founded by the mayor of new york. a report that the president will delay a decision on the keystone pipeline until the end of the year or maybe even into next year. the elites, still showering the white house with money. mr. obama attends three fundraisers in private homes in new york city. and the markets open lower. "varney & company" is about to begin. ing ] surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burialround. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise -- your car needs a new transmission. [ coyote howls ] how about no more surprises? now you can get all the online trading tools you need without any rprise fees. ♪ it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. it's just common sense. all ations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. stanng by for capture. t
MSNBC
May 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
absolutely. i think the ap story depending on how far the irs story goes can consume the presidency depending on how far and how high the irs was. >> stranger danger. >> it's way too early this morning, but here is chuck. >> trifecta with accusations over ben gaza skpetghazi and th. the justice department secretly read phone records of their reporters. an unprecedented role. we will talk to one member of congress who represents the area and talk about whether class will do this. a deep dive into the upcoming election in iran where that country's abrasive president is on the way out and hundreds of candidates are trying to take his place in a rocket filing deadline over the weekend. >> good morning. it's tuesday, may 14th and time for "the daily rundown." here's chuck todd. >> thanks to maple syrup farmer for sending us that video. keep them coming. let's get to the first reads of the morning. monday night with supporters in new york after what was a rough 72 hours made no mention of what is three major controversies and distractions swirling around his administration. he did share f
FOX News
May 14, 2013 12:00pm PDT
into the reports the irs targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny in the runup to the 2012 election. today the white house says it's wait forge the inspector general's finding set to come out before digit any punishment. mike emanuel is live on capitol hill. the senate majority leader harry reid just weighed in on this as well, it's my understanding. what did he say? >> senator reid says he has spoken with the chairman of the finances committee, max bachus, and they have spoken about the need to hold hearings soon and figure out what could be done. the majority leader reid threw ther is under the bus. >> what the irs did is inexcusable. but this is not the first time we have seen this. wasn't long ago that the irs inappropriately targeted naacp, green peace, and california church who was progressive. >> so, reid making note this has cut both ways. the irs has overreached in both directions and he notes we're waiting for the independent report from the treasury inspector general. >> shepard: the top republican in the senate has called nor the president to get involved here,
FOX News
May 14, 2013 2:00pm PDT
those voices, first they said benghazi about and then they say the irs and now the doj. you never know with our media will put up with everything. a.p.'s editor called obama clearly distressing. that is an understatement. what can you expect president obama snooping on the a.p. is like a husband keeping tabs on his wife. why don't you trust me. after all that dirt i dug up, you still don't love me. but it's on a.p. for trusting obama. left's golden rule, all is permissible but i need not tolerated you which is why you can target the tea party. sadly the a.p. knows what that is like. so we've got three scandals a flurry of corruption that has heads spinning faster an load of wet laundry. if there was profession that cover such events we can dream but today journalists love obama. they are like the memphis mafia, to keep elvis presley happy and that ended well. each scandal is a flied bacon and peanut butter sandwich. it's not so bad when the heart of the administration finally gives out. >> andrea, what happened to no drama obama. this guy is lifetime channel mini series. when this is s
FOX News
May 14, 2013 8:00am PDT
intensifies with calls for special prosecutors and more subpoenas. plus, the acting head of the irs speaking out on the tax man targeting conservatives and other groups. but will it ease the growing outrage over what many consider political profiling? it's all "happening now." but first this morning some new details on the latest scandal facing the obama administration. is freedom of the press under attack by our own government? now the demand for answer earns is coming from both sides of the political aisle. good morning to you i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody i'm jenna lee. a bombshell revelation from the "associated press," the news agency says the u.s. justice department seized two months worth of phone records all without its knowledge. we are told the records pertain to both the office and personal lines of several journalists and one editor. the ap says it was not told any sort of reason or given any sort of explanation for the grab, but it believes it has to do with a report on a suspected terror plot disrupted by the cia. our chief intelligence correspondent catherine he
MSNBC
May 14, 2013 1:00pm PDT
out for just this scandal. >> this sounds like a president somewhat drunk on power. >> if irs personnel were intentionally targeting conservative groups, they have to be held fully accountable. >> this was a targeting of the president's political enemies. >> the president starts to lose control of the agenda? can't govern. >> everything i've ever said about obama is true. >> i'm going to do everything i can over the next 3 1/2 years. >> he's a secret muslim shape shifting alien from kenya who is coming for our guns. >> continue to reach out to my republican friends on the other side of the aisle, because i sure want to do some governing. >>> good afternoon. we begin with a rough 72 hours for the white house. with a confluence of three apparent scandals now swirling around the administration. already under siege over the benghazi and irs stories, the administration now faces a fresh round of scrutiny. this time with questions about the freedom of the press. the "associated press" disclosed late monday the justice department secretly obtained records on more than 20 separate pho
CNN
May 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
, benghazi and the irs. today, the irs admits its agents targeted tea party groups for extra scrutiny. >> i don't think you accidentally focus on the tea party, but it wouldn't be the first time the irs has been used for political purposes. >> our sunday exclusive with republican susan collins. >> the irs has done everything possible to deny access to the information that would outline the truth. >> before, after and during the attack thomas pickering was part of the panel that looks into it all. he joins us with his take. and a shocking pentagon report estimating more than 25,000 sexual assaults are committed every year in the military. >> this is not only a crime against a victim, this is a betrayal to your unit. >> the problem and the fix with two iraq war veterans now serving on capitol hill. hawaii's tulsy gabbert. and our panel on the irs, rand paul and hillary clinton. i'm candy crowley, and this is "state of the union." joining me now senator susan collins of maine. thank you, senator collins, for being here. here's what we know so far about the irs. we will have an i
CNN
May 12, 2013 9:00am PDT
now. double trouble for the administration, benghazi and the irs. >> today the irs admits the agents targeted tea party group for extra scrutiny. >> i don't think you accidentally focus on the tea party but it wouldn't be the first time the irs has been used for political purposes. >> our exclusive with susan collins of maine on the irs and benghazi. >> the white house has done everything possible to block access to the information that would outline the truth. >> before, during and after the attack. former ambassador thomas pickering is part of a panel that looked in it to all. he joins us. and a shocking pentagon report estimating 25,000 sexual assaults are committed every year in military. >> this is not only a crime against the victim. this is a betrayal to your unit. >> the problem and the fix with two iraq war veterans serving on capitol hill. hawaii's gabbert and tammy duckworth of illinois. and our panel on tea parties in the irs, republicans and benghazi, rand paul and hillary clinton. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." joining me now senator susan collins of m
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